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  • Conflagration — A conflagration or a blaze is an uncontrolled burning that threatens human life, health, or property. A conflagration can be accidentally begun, naturally caused (wildfire), or intentionally created (arson). Arson can be accomplished for the… …   Wikipedia

  • To set on fire — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arson — ar·son / ärs ən/ n [Anglo French arsoun, alteration of Old French arsin, literally, conflagration, from ars, past participle of ardre to burn]: the act or crime of willfully, wrongfully, and unjustifiably setting property on fire often for the… …   Law dictionary

  • arson — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. incendiarism, pyromania; slang, torch job. See heat. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pyRomania, firing, incendiarism, deliberate burning of property, willful burning of property, criminal setting of fires,… …   English dictionary for students

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  • Great Fire of London — This article is about the Great Fire of 1666. For other great fires in London, see Early fires of London or Second Great Fire of London . The Great Fire of London, a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London from Sunday,… …   Wikipedia

  • fire — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. flame, blaze, conflagration, holocaust; enthusiasm, verve. v. t. kindle, ignite; shoot, detonate; inspire, arouse; dismiss, discharge. See heat, propulsion, excitement, fuel, vigor, ejection. II… …   English dictionary for students

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